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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, September 28 2007

CBS’s season premiere lineup of Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs, with the series premiere of Moonlight sandwiched in between, won the evening.  But all series were below their year-ago timeslot performances (Moonlight included when compared to last year’s timeslot occupant Close to Home).

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.8/11 household rating/share, 8.82 million viewers and a 2.4/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.70M viewers [#2]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The third season premiere of Ghost Whisperer (5.8/11 HH rating/share, 8.67M viewers, 2.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (September 22, 2006):
      • Households – 6.5/12 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 10.33M to 8.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/11 to 2.4/9
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (season two finale – May 11, 2007):
      • Households – 6.1/12 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 9.15M to 8.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/11 to 2.4/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Moonlight (5.8/11 HH rating/share, 8.62M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Timeslot comparison (Close to Home – September 22, 2006):
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 11.94M to 8.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.5/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, the fourth season premiere of Numb3rs (6.1/11 HH rating/share, 9.17M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (September 22, 2006):
      • Households – 7.13/13 to 6.1/11
      • Viewers – 11.35M to 9.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/10 to 2.5/8
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (season three finale – May 18, 2007):
      • Households – 6.7/12 to 6.1/11
      • Viewers – 10.18M to 9.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9 to 2.5/8

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.6/10 household rating/share, 8.56 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.1/6 HH Rating [#3]
    • 4.34M viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Friday premiere of Deal or No Deal (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 7.45M viewers, 1.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by the two-hour fifth season premiere of Las Vegas (6.0/11 HH rating/share, 9.11M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (October 27, 2006 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 6.0/11
      • Viewers – 9.33M to 9.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 2.4/8
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (season four finale – March 9, 2007):
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 6.0/11
      • Viewers – 9.24M to 9.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.4/8

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share and 5.55 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 6.08M viewers [#1]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: New back-to-back episodes of Just for Laughs (2.2/5 HH rating/share, 3.58M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share) and (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.72M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.68M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/8 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.22M to 5.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 1.6/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: And another hour of 20/20 (4.8/9 HH rating/share, 6.82M viewers, 1.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/9 to 4.8/9
      • Viewers – 6.85M to 6.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.8/7

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share and 4.91 million, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.56M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.9/5 HH rating, 4.91M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season nine premiere):
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.63M to 4.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.6/6

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.4/5 household rating/share, 3.85 million viewers and a 1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.49M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.11M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.0/6 to 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 4.81M to 5.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.4/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of K-Ville (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.30M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share), which has been scheduled in place of the weak performing Nashville.
    • Last week’s numbers (Nashville)
      • Households – 1.3/2
      • Viewers – 2.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, October 5, 2007.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research and PIFeedback